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UPPER MICHIGAN – Yesterdays winter storm has left thousands in Upper Michigan without power this morning. UPPCO reports more than 2,100 customers in the Keweenaw Peninsula are without power. UPPCO says crews are working as quickly as possible to restore service. Xcel Energy currently not reporting any outages in Northern Wisconsin or in areas they […]

LANSING – Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says her tour of every branch office in her first 100 days in office was “heartbreaking”…Benson is proposing several changes including revamping the department’s website, allowing multi-year license plate renewals, updating self-service kiosks and overhauling the offices. She said there were things she learned that were devastating during […]

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican legislator is introducing a bill that would require state officials to post the gas tax rate on fuel pumps.  Rep. Rob Hutton announced the bill Wednesday. The measure would require the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to design a sticker identifying the federal and state gas […]

Leaders in the Michigan House and Senate are trying to make sure legislation to overhaul the state’s unique no-fault auto insurance system is “100-percent baked” before any votes. That phrase is from Amber McCann, the spokeswoman for Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, and explains it means they want all the details ironed out up front. […]

IRONWOOD – A strong spring snow storm will bring wet, heavy accumulating snow and very strong east-northeast winds, starting today in a few waves of heavy snow before transitioning into more typical light/moderate snowfall tonight. The snowfall, combined with the northeast winds, will lead to near-blizzard conditions in some spots, especially near Lake. Snowfall will […]

HURLEY – Iron County won’t be able to officially award the contract until federal officials sign off, but the county’s forestry committee recommended a contractor for building Saxon Harbor’s campground Wednesday so everything will be ready once federal approval comes through. Four companies submitted bids to rebuild the harbor’s campground — which was destroyed in […]

ONTONAGON – Michigan Trails and Recreation Alliance of Land and the Environment received a grant for $363,630 to complete upcoming trail projects near Bergland. Linda Schulz, secretary and special project coordinator for MI-TRALE, said the money will be used to replace an “old iron beam bridge” that collapsed in 2013 and a couple other projects […]

IRONWOOD – A strong early spring storm will bring heavy precipitation and strong winds to the region tomorrow, with near-blizzard conditions possible during the day Thursday. Precipitation will begin this evening with an area of light to moderate snow in east-central Minnesota and parts of northwest Wisconsin lifting northward, with heavy snow possible from Brainerd […]

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP – Ironwood Township officials are preparing to move forward following the death of township supervisor Steve Boyd. The township board has 45 days from last Friday to appoint a person to fill the vacant supervisor position. If the board doesn’t appoint someone, a special election will be called to fill the vacancy. The […]

RAMSEY – A public question and answer session in Ramsey on continuing a millage proposed by the Bessemer board of education was uneventful last night. No questions and there were no answers nobody even showed up for the session. The Q & A meeting was offered so the general public could learn details about why […]


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